With its spectacular beach frontage, the Olanda Beach House is an ideal place to unwind by the sun-strewn beaches of Sri Lanka's south coast. This dreamy Habaraduwa beachside villa has spectacular views, large airy rooms, and a surrounding garden scattered with palm trees. The Olanda Beach House is an elegantly-restored 'walauwa' or ancestral home with spacious rooms, spectacular views, a beautiful beach frontage and a large garden. The building follows the traditional architectural style with verandahs that skirt around the premises, wooden columns, terracotta floors, high roofs and large doors opening out to the garden – all of which invite in the tropical sun and ocean breeze.
Olanda House has five large bedrooms that open out to the garden and can comfortably sleep up to six adults. The ensuite bathrooms include open-air showers, elegantly designed to provide tranquil moments amidst flowering frangipani trees. One bathroom has a large cement bath tub ideal for a flower bath. The rooms are furnished with canopied king-size four-poster beds.
The living room opens out to the verandah, pool and magnificent views of the Indian Ocean. A separate pavilion by the swimming pool houses the formal dining room, a well-equipped kitchen and a games room with a snooker table. Meals are also served on the verandah of the main house. Both Western dishes and Sri Lankan rice and curry are served. Discuss your menus with the cook and he will ensure that fresh fruit, vegetables, and seafood from the daily catch are prepared to your liking. Relaxation comes easily at Olanda House. Lie back in a planter’s chair on the verandah; sit on the lawn surrounded by coconut trees; or settle into the cemented recliners by the edge of the sea. The villa is staffed with a cook and housekeeper.
Why We Like It
There is no danger of getting bored at this dreamy villa with its wide range of facilities.
The journey from Colombo's International Airport will take approximately three hours down the Southern Highway or take the air taxi to nearby Koggala. If you are heading into the hills afterwards, we offer competitive rates on a sea plane service between Koggala and Hatton.